How You Can Help
Adults are encouraged to help out as Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee members, Merit Badge Counselors, Campout Coordinators, drivers...there are actually unlimited ways to volunteer. To volunteer, see any adult at the Tuesday meeting or contact the Scoutmaster or the Committee Chair.
Step 1 to volunteering is Training. It is Scouting's Goal that all Adult Leaders with direct youth contact are trained. All adult volunteers must complete the BSA Youth Protection Training and it is encouraged that all parents do as well. This provide maximum safety to everyone!
Step 2 pick a job! Adults volunteers provide resources for the troop and serve as mentors to all Scouts in the troop. The number of adult leaders and committee members needed is dependent on the size and needs of the troop. These volunteers are key to a successful Scouting Program. Please contact the Scoutmaster or the Committee Chair if you are willing to help.
- Train and guide boy leaders.
- Work with other responsible adults to bring Scouting to boys.
- Use the methods of Scouting to achieve the aims of Scouting.
- Meet regularly with the patrol leaders’ council for training and coordination in planning troop activities.
- Attend all troop meetings or, when necessary, arrange for a qualified adult substitute.
- Attend troop committee meetings.
- Conduct periodic parents’ sessions to share the program and encourage parent participation and cooperation.
- Conduct Scoutmaster conferences for all rank advancements.
- Provide a systematic recruiting plan for new members and see that they are promptly registered.
- Delegate responsibility to other adults and groups (assistants, troop committee) so they have a real part in troop operations.
- Conduct all activities under qualified leadership, safe conditions, and the policies of the chartered organization and the Boy Scouts of America. As you see, the Scoutmaster has many responsibilities.
To fulfill his or her obligation to the troop, the Scoutmaster, with the assistance of the troop committee, recruits assistant Scoutmasters to help operate the troop. Each assistant Scoutmaster is assigned specific program duties and reports to the Scoutmaster. They also provide the two deep leadership required by the Boy Scouts of America (there must be at least two adults present at any Boy Scout activity). An assistant Scoutmaster may be 18 years old, but at least one in each troop should be 21 or older so he or she can serve in the Scoutmaster’s absence.
- Supervises the Scoutmaster and committee members.
- Recruits and approves Scoutmasters and committee members.
- These volunteers are the backbone of the troop.
- There are a ton of different positions. Treasurer, Membership, Pack Liaison, Trip coordinator, Equipment Coordinator, Fund Raiser, Secretary, Advancement Coordinator, Merit Badge Coordinator, Summer Camp Coordinator, Court of Honor Coordinator, Training Coordinator, Friends of Scouting Coordinator, Webmaster, Scouting for Food, Boy Scout Jamboree, and many more...
- Recruits other committee members.
Chartered Organization Representative
- Serves as the liaison between the troop and the chartered organization.
- Recruits the troop committee; approves Scoutmasters and committee members.
- Participates in district leadership.